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thinkpositive - Tuesday Sep 01, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Not quite back on track but not a total disaster.

Today- B - wasn't hungry so didn't eat L- had family here for lunch & ate some leftover pie ;( after a healthy bowl of gazpacho & a shrimp wrap D- Planning a salad with chicken & vegetables Calories will still be under 1400 and carbs about 125

No real exercise today

biscottibody59 on 09/01/2015:
You seem quite calmer about this thing--knowing you can get back to your plan and stuff--Excellent!

The shrimp wrap sounds good!

Umpqua on 09/02/2015:
Looks like good food choices overall. I agree, your lunch sounds delicious!

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thinkpositive - Monday Aug 31, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi- Weekend was great- well great because it was a nice family get together but food wise- not so much. It's okay because I'm back on track today. Good to know that I can have a glass of wine, some snacks that i otherwise wouldn't eat & a piece of pie & then go back to what I should be eating. today- B- fruit smoothie, L- my usual big salad D- another salad with ckicken Snacks- peach, apple, p/ b, grapes & almonds

Exercise- long walk, 9 holes of golf, riding

Hope everyone is doing well

puddles on 08/31/2015:
That is true because you cannot always be on track but as long as you go back its all good. I see that as a maintenance plan that works well at least for me. Very good.

Umpqua on 09/01/2015:
Yep, sometimes life happens and as long as we get back on track we can turn things around. Stay cool, this humidity is crazy!

livinglight on 09/01/2015:
Sounds great :) Keep it up!

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thinkpositive - Saturday Aug 29, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Happy Saturday!

Friday was a decent day. Breakfast & lunch a repeat of last days. Went to a Barbeque place for dinner and had pulled pork with green beans & collards for sides. Not bad choices but next time will choose turkey. After everyone had ice cream- just a few spoonfuls from my husband's dish for me.

Exercise- Back to the gym for a abs & weights class. Followed by housework.

Some challenges this weekend- Out for lunch today, out for dinner tonight, a family cook out tomorrow. Somehow this time I'm not worried. I plan to have a small portion of blueberry pie that I'll be making later today.

Have a great weekend.

livinglight on 08/29/2015:
ENjoy all the socialising!

hollybelle on 08/29/2015:
Enjoy your weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/30/2015:
Collard Greens are one of my faves! I've actually cooked them myself time to time! Perhaps i'll do my own cooking today...I miss it now...but just very busy and i always am opting for convenience! lol.

biscottibody59 on 08/31/2015:
Hope you're having a good day!

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thinkpositive - Thursday Aug 27, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Sticking with the mostly Paleo diet plan. Today I was a bit more hungry & not sure why.

B- almond milk smoothie with strawberries, L- salad with chicken & o & v ; D- chicken, squash, pappers, tomatoes Snacks- almonds, apple w/ almond butter, yogurtw/ strawberries, grapes , glass of wine

Exercise- golf

Anyone have an opinion on protein powder? I'd like to put some in my smoothie. I've used it before but bought it in a small package. Whenever i look at protein powder in the stores it seems overwhelming- large containers & different types- whey, rice. Or maybe I should just skip it.

ohioraven on 08/28/2015:
Your chicken and yogurt are high in Protien.

Umpqua on 08/28/2015:
I've tried whey, rice, soy and hemp protein powder in different flavors. I like whey best, and I always opt for chocolate. I've been using Designer Whey (I get it at Target) since it doesn't have artificial sweeteners like a lot of them do - I think it contains stevia. In the past I've used Jillian Michaels' brand for the same reason. I use it in my smoothies and I've also made protein bars with it. You're doing great!

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Umpqua on 08/28/2015:
P.S. Thanks for the yellow jacket advice, I didn't realize they had another means of egress - that explains why the first spraying didn't work!

hollybelle on 08/28/2015:
Catching up with you! I don't really use protein powders often but I like whey protein and I usually just see what looks interesting and hope it's not too chalky - I buy a small pouch because I don't use often. Regarding the bears in your yard! I would freak - I love the western US states-Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, love to hike there, but I almost cannot relax for fear of bears!

hollybelle on 08/28/2015:
Catching up with you! I don't really use protein powders often but I like whey protein and I usually just see what looks interesting and hope it's not too chalky - I buy a small pouch because I don't use often. Regarding the bears in your yard! I would freak - I love the western US states-Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, love to hike there, but I almost cannot relax for fear of bears!

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thinkpositive - Thursday Aug 27, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Another good day- Nice to have a string of good days.

B- egg w/ spinach; L- big salad w/ turkey & o & v; D- chicken & roasted cauliflower Snacks- almonds, peach , apple ( a delicious "summer apple" from the farmer's market, starts with the name Red, but can't remember the second part of the name )

Exercise- 45 min walk, 1 1/2 hours of gardening

Interesting that some of the Paleo diets allow dairy in moderation & some put it on the list of foods to avoid. I think I'm going to include some greek yogurt.

ohioraven on 08/27/2015:
I found Greek Yogurt is good for my skin. Lots of Great apples are coming in this time of year. My personal favorite is Winesap. Have a good day TP.

Umpqua on 08/27/2015:
You're doing great and being very consistent! I can't wait to get caught up on gardening - no recent bear sightings, but our yellow jackets have returned (after hubby sprayed the nest) and I don't want to go anywhere near them. I think the next step is to torch em!

thinkpositive on 08/27/2015:
They are vicious! I think you can spray the nest at night but have to find their second hole so they can't get out. They are persistent !

biscottibody59 on 08/27/2015:
Cool about the bear sighting! Keep up the good work!

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thinkpositive - Wednesday Aug 26, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Up early, story of my life. Ok when I was working but not necessary since I retired seven years ago.

I do enjoy watching the sun rise & hearing the birds sing- right now hear a mourning dove and a light breeze as I sit on my porch. Speaking of nature- yesterday had a mother bear & her 2 cubs in my yard. The mother bear climbed a tree & out on a limb to get a hummingbird feeder down for a tasty treat. We see bears on our property almost every year. We're not putting the hummingbird feeder back up so they will probably bypass our property now.

Yesterday- not sure if it's a good thing or not- but for the second day wasn't hungry for breakfast so skipped it. L- salad with grilled chicken, balsamic dressing, D- beef tenderloin, vegetables on the grill, summer squash, Snacks- almonds, apple, almond butter, wedge of chocolate, grapes No wine!

Exercise- gardening, short walk

Saw the scale move down a bit.

Still doing some reading on the Paleo diet. There are various versions of it . The last book calls for 33 % protein; 25 % carbs; 42 % fat . Of that there are guidelines about lean protein and certain fats to avoid. My diet doesn't follow those proportions. The reason this appeals to me is that it does seem healthy- I'm eating fruits & vegetables & lean protein & avoiding sugar & flour - both of which are trigger foods for me. I'm not hungry, no cravings & I'm eating foods that I enjoy. So sticking with it for now.

puddles on 08/26/2015:
The amounts sound good. That is about what I do. It is true that no sugars and white stuff eliminates craving and hunger. Wishing you a great day.

thinkpositive on 08/26/2015:
Thank you!

livinglight on 08/26/2015:
Sounds like a really wonderful start to the day - can't believe you had a bear in your garden! We don't even have bears where I'm from! Sounds like delicious food as well, enjoy the day!

thinkpositive on 08/26/2015:
Where are you from?

ohioraven on 08/26/2015:
Just wondering...isn't that Bear part of the Paleo diet.

thinkpositive on 08/26/2015:
You are funny! I have no craving for bear meat!

Umpqua on 08/26/2015:
Those like like much more reasonable ratios than the very low carb diets (I have at times done 30/5/65 - yikes!) I hope the family of bears decides to move on, as cute as they may be ;)

thinkpositive on 08/26/2015:
Right , they may like the northwest part of the state !

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thinkpositive - Tuesday Aug 25, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Yesterday was a weird eating day, but ended up okay. About 1400 calories . Didn't have wine but had a beer after golf. Tasted very good . Today will eat healthy, cut back on almonds & skip the wine.

Busy with grandchildren yesterday & will be today. Hoping it doesn't rain & I can talk them into going mini golfing. :) School starts for them tomorrow.

Maybe I'm missing something but this Paleo diet just looks like low carb, no bread, rice, pasta, sugar. Keep carbs low, but not super low, eat protein & healthy fats. Nothing new here , just given a new name by folks that don't appear to have medical degrees. I'll keep reading to see if there is something new .

Have a great day!

puddles on 08/25/2015:
You had a busy day with the kids. The starch foods are the worst for carbs. Have a great day. f

Umpqua on 08/25/2015:
That was my impression of the Paleo diet too, I'm pretty familiar with Atkins and it sounds similar but without the extreme low carb "induction" phase. You'll find out what you need to tweak to get the scale moving and you're doing great overall!

livinglight on 08/25/2015:
Yup, that's what I thought too! But i, personally, can't really tell the difference between Banting, paleo, Atkins - they all sound like they're on the same track haha

biscottibody59 on 08/25/2015:
I thought it meant you had to kill your own meat--haha!

If it works for you--stick with it!

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thinkpositive - Monday Aug 24, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


I've found the perfect diet for maintenance. But no weight loss in the last 4-5 days. I guess I have to make adjustments & I guess the biggest adjustment is to drop the evening wine. Funny because I was just reading someone's blog about denial . For me it is denial that I can have a glass of wine & still lose weight. Wish it were the case, but I believe it's not the case for me. Will follow the modified paleo plan, try to keep carbs under or just around 100 & see how the week goes.

Today- skipping breakfast because I'm not hungry- may have something later. Lunch- planning a big salad, Dinner- Still in planning stage

Exercise- some gardening, 9 holes of golf, walking this time, not riding.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/24/2015:
instead of wine, you can have seltzer or something...

thinkpositive on 08/24/2015:
Right, I need to find a substitute that I will enjoy,

ohioraven on 08/25/2015:
Sounds Good, TP.

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thinkpositive - Sunday Aug 23, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Good Morning,

Yesterday was busy & a mostly good eating day..

B- egg w/ spinach, L- green salad w/ avocado & o &v . D- at a restaurant- salad w apple, walnuts, dried cranberries, 0 & v with 1 1/2 large meatballs, glass of wine Snacks- almonds, peach .Around 1300 calories. When I said mostly good eating I was just referring to the meatball assuming there was some bread in the filling. It tasted good, mainly because I've been eating chicken & fish for the last week.

Exercise- 45 min walk , 9 holes of golf, riding Also it was a museum guiding day so on my feet walking around the museum for 3 hours- that must count for something!

Today- No plans except for church, delivering flowers to homebound folks, dinner at my daughter's MIght be a rest day. Will try to stick to my sort of paleo diet plan. Ordered a book on the Paleo plan & should arrive today. Interested in reading more about it.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

ohioraven on 08/23/2015:
Have a great day FlowerGirl.

puddles on 08/23/2015:
Hope you will share your findings in your new book with us. Have a great day.

thinkpositive - Friday Aug 21, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Just a quick update for the day.

Food- about 1200 calories, carbs a bit higher than usual. Menu pretty much the same as the last few days.

Exercise- Didn't get to it today. Have to get a walk in tomorrow.

Have a great weekend.

biscottibody59 on 08/21/2015:
Looks like your plan is going well--good going:-)

puddles on 08/22/2015:
1200 calories is good. Have a great weekend.

livinglight on 08/22/2015:
Enjoy the weekend! :)

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